You can transform a child’s life for good when you become a sponsor with ActionAid.
ActionAid believes that all children should have an equal chance to thrive. Your sponsorship will make a huge difference to a girl or boy in need – ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future.
As their only sponsor, you’ll have a special relationship with your sponsored child. You’ll receive photos, handwritten messages and regular updates from their community.
You can choose where you sponsor a child, as well as their age and gender — or you can leave it to our team to decide which communities are in greatest need. It only takes a few minutes to become a child sponsor, but you could change a child’s life forever.
Sponsor a child today and see for yourself the difference your support can make.
What to expect when you sponsor a child
As soon as you sign up to be a sponsor, we’ll send you a welcome pack with a photo of the child you’re sponsoring and their story so far. And that’s just the start of the journey you’ll go on together.
You’ll get two handwritten messages a year from your child telling you about their life – they could be letters or drawings, as well as detailed updates about their development from local staff who work in their community. If you like, you can write back to your sponsored child, and over time you’ll get photos at special milestones so you can see them grow and thrive.
What ActionAid does
Around the world, women and children are affected the most by poverty. From the moment they are born, girls especially face inequalities and injustice in almost every aspect of their lives.
ActionAid puts women and children at the centre of our work across 45 countries. We make sure girls go to and stay in school, we work with communities to end gender-based violence, and we train women in the skills they need to earn a living.
We also help women and communities prepare for and recover from disasters, at a time when they can be at their most vulnerable. We demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.
Where your sponsorship money goes
80% of your sponsorship money goes overseas to help your child and their community. (20% is spent in the UK on public education and finding more sponsors). And in the country where your child lives, ActionAid works with their community to decide what the money should be spent on.
You can be sure we’ll achieve as much as possible with every pound you give us. And you’ll be able to see the difference you’re making through the regular updates we’ll send on how your money’s being spent.
“It’s amazing to see what a difference such a small amount of money a month can make to a whole community”.
Richard Jordan, ActionAid child sponsor